Lonwabo Tsotsobe facts for kids
|Tsotsobe playing for South Africa against Somerset in 2012.|
|Full name||Lonwabo Lennox Tsotsobe|
|Born||7 March 1984
Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Bowling style||Left-arm fast|
|National side||South Africa|
|Test debut (cap 309)||10 June 2010 v West Indies|
|Last Test||2 January 2011 v India|
|ODI debut (cap 95)||30 January 2009 v Australia|
|Last ODI||11 December 2013 v India|
|ODI shirt no.||68|
|T20I debut (cap 20)||11 January 2009 v Australia|
|Last T20I||27 March 2014 v Netherlands|
|Domestic team information|
|5 wickets in innings||0||0||5||1|
|10 wickets in match||0||0||1||0|
Lonwabo Lennox Tsotsobe (born 7 March 1984) is a former South African cricketer who played for the Dolphins and brother to Nomsebenzi Tsotsobe.
In November 2008, he received his first national call-up, with his selection for the test leg of the tour of Australia. He was later selected for the ODI leg as well.
In April 2011, Tsotsobe signed to play as an overseas player for Essex County Cricket Club in English county cricket. His form dipped and after taking five wickets from three first-class matches in the second division of the County Championship was dropped from the team. In five one-day matches Tsotsobe managed eight wickets. He expressed his frustration at the situation, remarking that the time he spent with Essex was "the worst two months [of his] life".
In April 2016, he was charged by Cricket South Africa (CSA) with corruption in relation to matches in the 2015–16 Ram Slam T20 Challenge. He was suspended from all cricket as a result. In July 2017, following the completion of the corruption investigation, he was banned for eight years.
On 30 January, he took 4/50 from nine overs in his ODI debut against Australia. South Africa went on to win the match by 39 runs, and the ODI series by 4–1.
He made his Test debut in the first match against the West Indies in Trinidad in June 2010.
He then participated in the second Twenty20 International vs Zimbabwe in place of the injured Morné Morkel and after conceding two fours in his opening over he took the crucial wicket of Hamilton Masakadza. He was a member of the South African squad for the 2011 World Cup, in which South Africa reached the quarter-finals. Tsotsobe is said to have the ability to produce low economy rates and bowl deliveries between 120–135 km/h.
South Africa has decided not to include Tsotsobe into the test team to Australia in 2012–13 as they choose pace bowler Rory Kleinveldt instead.
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